This video sets the record straight on the NYC Organization of Public Sector Retirees and its president, Marianne Pizzitola, being OPPOSED to cutting any NYC retiree or active employee's health benefits. She is trying to preserve our healthcare benefits, not have further healthcare cuts like higher copays. The unions keep agreeing with the City to cut our health benefits, both retirees and active workers. It's gotta stop.
Click here to view Marianne's answer to the interminable UFT's fake truths piece recently put out.
Then, this is one of the simplest of the fliers I have seen on the topic.
The law protects our healthcare and forces the City to pay the full cost of City worker and retiree healthcare up to $918 per month (the HIP-HMO benchmark from Administrative Code 12-126).
If the City Council changes Administrative Code 12-126, the City can make that benchmark rate it has to pay any dollar amount the Municipal Labor Committee (Mulgrew and DC 37 basically) and City agree to. If you think we will get better healthcare by having the City pay way less than we currently are receiving by law, you are a very optimistic individual who is probably a member of Michael Mulgrew's Unity Caucus and wants to push Mulgrewcare on all of us.
Here is most of what you need to know explained in a very straightforward way on a page that is basically dedicated to debunking UFT and DC 37 lies: